[Geany-Devel] Order of plugin signal connections

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Fri May 15 01:57:04 UTC 2020

On Fri, 15 May 2020 at 10:48, Austin Green <austin.green at orcon.net.nz> wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> On Thu, 14 May 2020 16:20:58 -0700
> Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> > Can you elaborate on what you are trying to do specifically? There may
> > be a better way.
> Sure thing.
> The plugin 'recordkey', and possibly others, connects to the 'key-press-event' signal.  Possibly depending on the order of plugins being loaded, or possibly not, but either way: some of the keys bound to other plugins are lost to the view of 'recordkey', presumably because Geany processes all of the keybindings in its handling of the 'key-press-event' signal.  The order of loading plugins cannot be controlled anyway, as the user may load/unload at any time.  Causing Geany to emit a new signal, on receipt of the 'key-press-event' signal, but prior to any processing, allows any plugin (that connects to the new signal) to view (but not suppress) all key press events.

Of course you can't enforce non-suppression, the best you can do is to
document it clearly (hint not to forget the documentation :)

> I'll be pleased if there is another way which doesn't involve changing Geany, it will save me some work.   ;)   And of course it's always good not to have to bump the ABI version.

I think a new signal that doesn't change the semantics of any other
signal or function probably won't need ABI just API version change


> Cheers,
> Austin.
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